Call to Action: october 20 STOP THE PIPELINE, BUILD THE MOVEMENT
On Thursday, October 20th, Vermont’s climate movement will come together for a mass direct action to stop construction of the Vermont Gas Pipeline. Vermont Gas Systems (VGS) and its enabling political functionaries think the fight is over and the pipeline is a done deal, but our movement is in this for the long haul, and we’re not giving up. Can you join us?
The climate movement is on the rise throughout the country and around the world. Here in Vermont, we’ve put up a hell of a fight, forcing VGS to cancel Phase 2 of the pipeline (under the lake to Ticonderoga) and significantly delaying both the completion of Phase 1 (Colchester to Middlebury) and the start of Phase 3 (Middlebury to Rutland). Through this work, we’ve made a major impact on Vermont’s political landscape by unmasking and opposing the state’s collusion with corporations in the name of profit, against the will and best interests of the people of Vermont.
On October 20th, we are asking you all to show up with us to shut down one of VGS’s last major active construction sites in Hinesburg. This may be the last opportunity to make a stand in the fight to stop Phase 1 of the Vermont Gas pipeline, and we’re going to show that our movement is getting bigger, bolder, and ready for the long haul. Will you join us? Sign up here!
The Vermont Gas Pipeline: Where do we go from here?
At the beginning of January, the Vermont Public Service Board announced their decision approving Phase 1 of the fracked gas pipeline. We want to share some thoughts with you about this decision, and where we see the campaign moving from here.
The Vermont Gas Pipeline: Where do we go from here? On January 8, the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) reaffirmed its approval of the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project. The PSB did exactly what we expected, giving a green light to private enterprise, while maintaining an illusion of democracy. This project continues Vermont’s reliance on polluting fossil fuels, and mythologizes natural gas as a “clean” alternative to other fuels. But Vermont Gas’ is in a weaker position today than it was 3 years ago, and we are stronger. It is time to move on. It is time to escalate. Given the dire state in which the climate crisis places us, many are wondering how and why government agencies have so thoroughly rejected public opinion and ignored scientific mandates.